Biden calls controversial New York Post story about his son Hunter a 'smear campaign' - Business Insider

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Biden forcefully pushed back against the report that Hunter tried to set up a meeting between a Ukrainian official and the former Vice President.
Joe Biden on Friday pushed back against the explosive New York Post article that circulated this week alleging that his son Hunter tried to set up a meeting with a Ukrainian official while he was still vice president, a narrative long pushed by President Trump.

"I have no response," Biden said when asked about the report.

Trump, Steve Bannon, and Rudy Giuliani have long maintained that Hunter Biden was conducting secret business affairs with the Ukrainian government.

Joe Biden has long denied any questions of impropriety regarding Burisma.

Trump was impeached by the US House of Representatives in February 2020 after a formal House report alleged that he sought to "use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election."

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Friday forcefully pushed back against the explosive New York Post article that circulated this week alleging that his son Hunter tried to set up a meeting with a Ukrainian official while he was still vice president, a narrative long pushed by President Trump and leading conservatives.

After a day of campaigning in Michigan, Biden took questions from reporters at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. When asked about the report by CBS News reporter Bo Erickson, Biden didn't pull any punches.

"I know you'd ask it," he said. "I have no response. It's another smear campaign, right up your alley. Those are the questions you always ask."

—Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) October 17, 2020

The Post report claims that data on a water-damaged laptop left at a computer repair shop showed that Hunter Biden had emailed Vadym Pozharskyi, the third-ranking executive at the Ukrainian natural-gas company Burisma Holdings, requesting "advice on how you could use your influence to convey a message" or "signal" in…
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